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of state, u.n. ambassador susan rice. she's going to capitol hill today for some closed door meetings with republican senators, including some of her toughest critics like john mccain as she attempts to explain her comments about the benghazi terrorist attacks, a move that could also signal the president is planning to go ahead with rice's susan rice heads to capitol hill today where along with the acting cia director, she'll meet with three of her toughest republican critics to do damage control, a move that could pave the way for rice's nomination for secretary of state. at issue, rice's initial incorrect explanation of the september 11th terrorist attack in benghazi. >> this is a spontaneous reaction to a video. >> reporter: when rice's name was first floated for secretary of state, gop senators pounced. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> reporter: rice, who said she was relying on preliminary intelligence reports, responded to mccain last week. >> i do think some of the statements he'd made abou
in the september 11 benghazi assault, a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice gave in the days after the incident. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction. >> reporter: some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result of evolving intelligence, while others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified, in part to conceal the role that terrorists played, and therefore not included in the talking points rice was given. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda involvement, and yet the final ones said indication of extremists. >> reporter: democrats defended the administration, saying rice was limited in how much she could say publicly about the incident. >> i don't think she should be pilloried for this. she did what i would have done or anyone else would have done. >> reporter: meanwhile, new details emerged friday about the two women at the center of the petraeus affair scandal. according to a white house official, jill kelley and her twin sister had lunch twice at
's the attack against the u.s. consulate in benghazi. republican lawmakers have accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of providing false information after she appeared on the sunday shows days later saying the incident was spontaneous. this week, rice defended herself. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. >> now, rice has come under so much scrutiny, in part because she's been discussed as a possible replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. senator john mccain and other republicans are not satisfied by rice's answers. they are calling for a select committee investigation. now, as for the fiscal cliff, if lawmakers can't agree to a deal by the first of the year, economists say eventually the country could slip back into another recession. erica? >> so many people focused on that date. thank you. >>> at 17 minutes past the hour, here's carl. >> today authorities are looking into that horrific thanksgiving day pile-up in texas that involved at least 140 people. two
long wanted to be secretary of state, for defense secretary. the white house has also wanted u.n. ambassador susan rice to success hillary clinton, but officials say congressional leaders are now warning them that the controversy over benghazi could complicate her confirmation, and counterterrorism adviser john brennan is still a possibility, if he wants it, to take over at cia. this is getting real sticky. >> complicated is the word of the day. andrea mitchell in washington. thank you. let's turn to retired colonel jack jacobs who is an nbc military analyst. first petraeus, and now general allen involved. on the stunner scale, where do you put this? >> 11. very startling, especially for those people who worked with these officers and known them for years and years. really quite astonishing. do you know general allen? what is his reputation? >> i don't know him very well. i've met him on several occasions. he's a 1976 honors graduate of the u.s. naval academy. he's got a -- a masters degree from georgetown, from the national war college. he's quite an intellectual actually. a gre
. 97 house republicans have sent a letter to president obama declaring that u.n. ambassador susan rice should be disqualified as a candidate for secretary of state because they say she misled the nation about the attack on the american consulate in libya. rice said just after the september attack that it grew out of a spontaneous protest rather than an act of terrorism, but she was speaking based on the intelligence briefing she had been provided at the time. >>> a hearing is scheduled for today in los angeles over the future of "modern family" star ariel winter. last month the 14-year-old was temporarily removed from her mother's custody and placed with an adult sister. court filings allege that winter's mother chris workman is physically and emotionally abusive, accusations workman denies. winter's father said monday that he wants a better relationship with his daughter and would be willing to raise her. >>> now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online. newark, new jersey mayor cory booker has challenged a twitter critic who says providing
need that stuff so much? >> no. un-unh. >> seems to merck t s ts to me, need it. >> i remember very few presents that i was given. i don't really remember them, sure i loved them. i love the card. i get more of a kick reading what someone wrote than the other part. but here's a much more -- >> a sign of getting old, by the way. >> so, here is a pressing question. what do you wear to bed? >> which has nothing to do with anything. >> nothing. what do you wear to bed? do you wear nothing, like some people? >> i wear my wedding ring. excuse me, that is something. >> do you wear a t-shirt and underwear, like a lot of people. >> what do you wear? >> that's what i wear. do you wear a full-on pajama outfit with pants and the top? do you wear -- >> like bobby, hello kitty pjs? >> jockey did a survey, said just under half of us preferred to wear nothing to bed. according to esquire.com, most women want their husbands to come to bed in their underwear. >> why? >> because it's better. i like underwear, too. you want them naked? you want frank make itted? >> i have many times. i want him to be comfo
, of course, has been very critical about the potential nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be secretary of state, something that hasn't happened yet. he appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone over the weekend. i'm going to play two statements for you, john mccain a few weeks ago and john mccain yesterday and ask you about it on the other side. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> i think she deserved the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position, just as she said. >> chuck, very quickly, is this a very significant change? >> reporter: it is and it tells you something that a lot of people have told me presidents get their secretary of states. the question is how much pain is it going to come with? i'm told it's probably not this week, probably early next week that the president finally decides to name a secretary of state, just down to two, susan rice or john kerry, but hearing that might make the white house feel better. i think the president's gut has been if
or their uncle joey, jeff daniels, "snl" gave us this famous duo but what about other dignitaries, take former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan. he was so good in "the shaw shank redemption." >> get busy living or busy dying. >> reporter: turns out a lot of celebrities look alike, ugly betty won "american idol" or will farrell plays drums for the red hot chili peppers and sometimes people resemble regular folk. >> some people say i look like ashton kutcher. >> nao is that a compliment? . >> i tell him that he looks like picasso. >> reporter: do people could many up a ask you for your autograph all the time? >> actually ask me for my art. >> i got snooki the other day at lunch. >> reporter: if the lighting were different. let's dig deeper into doppelgangers. kenny gee with his sax and his twin, weird al jankovich jams to a slightly different tune and doppelgangers span the century. in the midst of civil war one man kept our country together. bill nye the science guy, naturally this really upset confederate soldier nicolas cage, but why and more importantly how does this happen? for the answer we t
adviser tom donilon, and perhaps a more controversial choice, u.n. ambassador susan rice. she was the the obama administration's representative who gave the initial ip correct intelligence explanation of the benghazi attacks. still, most insiders believe rice and kerry are the two front-runners. white house veterans say clinton's eventual replacement will be on solid ground. >> the secretary of state in the second administration has the advantage of a president who has their bearings about what they want to accomplish around the world. >> in treasury the top candidate to replace timothy geithner white house chief of staff jack lew, who has also served as the budget director. the president may decide to keep lew where he is and look elsewhere, perhaps to another senator or the clinton administration veteran. at the pentagon leon panetta's departure may not occur until the spring but the list may include michele flournoy. she served as defense department policy chief during the first term. she would be the first ever woman to head defense. rhode island senator jack reed, a west
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